Skip to comments.High-pressure mass above Southern California keeps brunt of El NiÃ±o away
Posted on 01/30/2016 11:18:19 AM PST by BenLurkin
"High pressure literally means there's more air in the atmosphere above you. And it pushes down on the air. And when it does that, it compresses it, and it literally heats up through compression," said Bill Patzert, climatologist for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge.
That mass of high pressure "needs to flatten out and go away" for storms to return to Southern California, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno.
But that doesn't mean hopes for an El Nino-style Southern California winter have been dashed.
Experts say it might be simply too early for El Nino-influenced rains to arrive in Southern California.
During the last two strong El Ninos on record, the heaviest rains came during February 1998 and March 1983, Patzert said.
What makes this El Nino impressive is that it's still so huge compared with the El Nino of January 1998, which was already contracting by this point, Patzert said.
Periods of sunny and warm weather in Southern California are typical even in strong El Nino winters, Bruno said. "No need to be alarmed that El NiÃ±o is a bust."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
At first glance I thought this was about Hillary’s buttocks.
Sorry for messing up your thread.
So far “El Nino” has been a bust. Most of SOCAL’s rain has come from the North.
I thought the pope had arrived
I don’t want to be anywhere near Hillary’s buttocks when her high pressure mass gives way....
According to Dane Wigginton (of geoengineeringwatch.org) they are engineering a drought in California.
Got lots of rain then small amount of snow in Reno overnight. Winter storm watch out for tomorrow. The “prognosticator” are calling for between 3 to 8 inches snow in town down thru Carson City. We’ll see. “They” have a hard time getting this afternoons forecast right but “they” can tell you what’s gonna happen in the year 2100. Right?
No comment about the high pressure mass followed by cankular issues.
Here in central CA, we have had some, but not much rain. I also have not had a winter yet and January is nearly gone. We are going into another cold spell. Yesterday it was 70, but for the next few days, temps will drop down to the mid 50’s, then climb back near upper 60’s.
Tuesday is Groundhog Day. Just sayin’.
I remember March of 1983.....leaky roof could not get patched because it rained nearly every day
Here, two states north of California, we’re getting the rain that CA isn’t, even on the normally arid southcentral part of the state.
Weather Channel prophesizes 100% chance for LA Sunday.
A few weeks ago rained heavily for 2 hours then dry again.
This high pressure thing has been the problem for years now. I’m sure it’s some kind of cyclical situation, but so far I haven’t heard an explanation. Historically, California has had several droughts that lasted longer than the current one. I’d bet high pressure system was responsible then as well.
Looks like a shift to southerly points of California is likely to where moisture will be headed.
Follow the jetstream and the pineapple expresses.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.